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National Book Foundation to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Now, the National Book Foundation will honor both her and novelist E.L. Doctorow. From the press release: On November 20th, the National Book Foundation will present the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E.L. Doctorow […]

Inglis Fletcher Symposium on March 1

Edenton, North Carolina, celebrates its 300th birthday this year. As part of the ongoing festivities, the 300th Committee is hosting a symposium on beloved North Carolina author and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Inglis Fletcher. The symposim will be held Friday, March 1, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1767 Chowan County Courthouse […]

Poems by A.R. Ammons Basis for New Song Cycle

Poems by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee A.R. Ammons form the basis for a new song cycle by Raleigh composer Dr. J. Mark Scearce. On Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 pm, the Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a concert of art songs, including the world première of a song cycle based on The […]

Calling All Writers: Apply for the 2013-2014 NCAC Artist Fellowships

By Claire Korzen Writers around North Carolina have an opportunity to receive a grant of $10,000 through the NC Arts Council’s yearly Artist Fellowships. Writers, songwriters, and composers are all eligible to apply for the 2013-2014 Fellowship cycle; applications are due at 5:00 pm on November 1, 2012. The NCAC welcomes writing in any medium: […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday to O. Henry!

By Claire Korzen This September, Greensboro-born short story author William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, would have turned 150. Porter wrote hundreds of short stories, two of the most famous being “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” His stories became renowned for their empathetic portrayals […]

Kathryn Stripling Byer on “The State of Things” Today!

Listen today, Friday, October 12,  at 12:00 pm to WUNC 91.5 “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio to hear a feature on the upcoming North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductions and an interview with 2012 inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer. Bestselling poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, former state Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, and […]

Follow the Network on Twitter!

You can now follow the Network on Twitter: @WritingestState Watch this weekend for live updates from the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductions at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines—#nclhof!

UNC-TV Features NC Literary Hall of Fame Tonight

Tune in to UNC-TV tonight, Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 pm! The weekly program “North Carolina Now” will feature the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and, although we haven’t seen the final cut, we’re pretty sure NCWN Executive Director Ed Southern will be on to talk about it. This feature coincides nicely with the […]

2010 Induction Ceremony for the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame

A large and appreciative audience came to Southern Pines yesterday for the 2010 induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer wrote a nice feature on one of our inductees, The Mind of the South author W. J. Cash, in which she talked to former Observer editor […]

Tips for Us Writer Types

Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Judy Goldman – leader of the creative nonfiction Master Class at the 2010 Fall Conference – has started a blog called Keep Writing, where she shares advice, anecdotes, and experiences from her writing life.  Check it out, but don’t think that the good lessons found on her blog mean you can […]